The Smashing Pumpkins have announced the ‘Rock Invasion 2 tour’ of North American – a sequel to their iconic 1993 Tour that spanned the globe.
The tour will kick off on 23 April in Louisville, KY and will end in Greensboro, NC on 8 May. Tickets for ‘Rock Invasion 2’ will go on sale to the general public starting Friday, March 6th at 10:00am local time. Visit the band’s official website for tickets and further information.
“It’s been a good while since we’ve played a straight up, bare knuckle rock and roll show; one that avoids little in the way of raw power. So note: this tour won’t be for those faint of heart, and will certainly echo the dynamic modes in which we built our live reputation,” said frontman Billy Corgan.
Produced by Live Nation, the ‘Rock Invasion 2’ Tour will bring the iconic rockers to intimate venues, featuring a heavier rock set of songs spanning the band’s entire catalogue. The tour will feature Billy Corgan, Jimmy Chamberlin, James Iha, and Jeff Schroeder alongside bassist Jack Bates.
Last year, the band hit 16 amphitheatres across North America with Noel Gallagher on their High Flying Birds Tour which featured special guest AFI. Their monumental Shiny And Oh So Bright Tour took place in 2018, which sold over 400,000 tickets across North America and Europe and saw them playing sold-out arena shows at venues including The Forum, United Center and Madison Square Garden.
The tour was the band’s first in nearly two decades to feature Corgan, Chamberlin and Iha, alongside Schroeder, bassist Jack Bates and keyboardist Katie Cole. Critics were quick to praise the tour as “a massive gift to their fans” (Uproxx), “a welcome reminder of why those early albums resonated in the first place” (SPIN), and “an unforgettably rewarding and often spectacular odyssey” (Forbes).
The Smashing Pumpkins’ ‘Rock Invasion 2’ Tour includes the following dates:
Thursday, April 23, 2020: Louisville, KY, Louisville Palace presented by Cricket Wireless
Saturday, April 25, 2020: Grand Rapids, MI, 20 Monroe Live
Sunday, April 26, 2020: Indianapolis, IN, Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Tuesday, April 28, 2020: Nashville, TN, Ryman Auditorium
Wednesday, April 29, 2020: East Moline, IL, The Rust Belt
Friday, May 01, 2020: Memphis, TN, Beale Street Music Festival
Saturday, May 02, 2020: Atlanta, GA, Shaky Knees Music Festival
Sunday, May 03, 2020 : Hollywood, FL, Hard Rock Live
Tuesday, May 05, 2020: North Charleston, SC, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, May 06, 2020: Columbia, SC, Township Auditorium
Friday, May 08, 2020: Greensboro, NC, Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts.